Expecting Due Diligence

Posting this not specifically as a climate change issue although all of us will benefit of we have a good understanding of climate change, but to point out one of two critical problems with scientists explaining science. The second, and more noticeable I believe, is scientists continuing difficulty in making scientific explanations and knowledge clear and understandable to a population with an average 5th grade reading level. I’m not saying it’s easy or even possible with many scientific explanations, but is a goal to be strived for since we live in a world based on science. A recent very good example is The Gene. Take a gander of there’s time.

A Major Malaise of Climatology is Pervasive in Science

5 Pacific islands swallowed by the sea – CNN.com

Since these islands have been studied for several decades this isn’t necessarily a warning issue, but certainly illustrates the consequences of not taking action till it’s too late.

Einstein. A Prophet?

Gravity Waves
NYT gravity waves
Scientific process

This is fascinating for a multitude of reasons. Einstein being one of them.

What fascinates me almost as much, is the technology designed and created to search for gravitational waves. Fact: this detector can detect perturbations as small as 1000th the width of a proton!

Is this critter cuddly or what?

Tree Lobster

It seems as though every generation thinks everything to be discovered has been discovered.

This is a shining example (though it’s a rediscovery) of the diversity and strangeness of this planet we share, as well as the discoveries made every day, despite thinking we know, if not all, at least enough.

I’m a huge fan of research for the sake of research and smile when I see things such as this.

I think if we DO ever know all to be known, that would be a strange day.